Canada Germander, Wood Sage, American Germander
Teucrium canadense

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Teucrium (TEW-kree-um) (Info)
Species: canadense (ka-na-DEN-see) (Info)

Category:

Herbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Deland, Florida

Flora, Indiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Vacherie, Louisiana

Pinconning, Michigan

Belton, Missouri

Frenchtown, New Jersey

Brooklyn, New York

Sag Harbor, New York

Millersburg, Pennsylvania

Arlington, Texas

Boerne, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Waxahachie, Texas

Weatherford, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Great Cacapon, West Virginia

Muscoda, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 23, 2010, ElSapo from San Antonio, TX wrote:

Makes an excellent native accent plant to fill in shady areas!

Positive

On Jul 16, 2009, mjsponies from DeLand/Deleon Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Here in Central Florida these are native, they grow on the sides of the roads near ditches. Here they seem to prefer morning sun, then high or dappled shade the rest of the day. They also seem to prefer consistently moist soil. We use them in our landscape along w/ hybrid members of the Lamiaceae family.

Positive

On Jun 1, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Canada Germander, Wood Sage, American Germander Teucrium canadense is Native to Texas and other States.